Recycling in Schools

Schools can save money and become more sustainable by utilising Council's recycling and green waste services.


Through Hunter Resource Recovery, Council provides Lake Macquarie schools with three 240-litre recycling bins, free of charge for fortnightly collection, as well as an additional free bin for every 100 students over the 500 student threshold.

Schools with over 500 students can apply for a three-metre skip recycling bin, in lieu of 240-litre bins. To order your free bins, call Hunter Resource Recovery on 1800 838 884.

Schools can order additional 240-litre or 360-litre recycling bins for a fee. The street address of the school is required to complete the order.

For detailed information about what items are acceptable in your recycling service, visit Hunter Resource Recovery.

Council's free recycling service is only available to primary and secondary schools.

Recycling services for early education and care centres are available through waste services at commercial properties.

Green waste

Green waste bins collected weekly, are available for schools and early education centres to dispose of garden waste and food scraps at an additional cost. Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333 for more information on this service.